Everyday, you gotta wake up and work harder…cuz there ain’t someone out there to work it for you ~ Jon Bon Jovi
After twenty seven years in the music scene, the guy still has it. He’s been given countless accolades, received many awards and sold millions of albums. Well, yeah… the part that spells SEXY is on the top of my list and that’s why I’ve never fallen out of love for my first love. But mostly to date, it’s the man’s business acumen, diligence and positive attitude that got me hooked.
A while back, I was watching – for the nth time – Jon Bon Jovi’s interview on Larry King Live to sort of de-stress. While I’d usually be found reading and connecting with my online pals, even that seemed difficult to do without finding myself reading on and on and on. The weeks past was so hectic that I hardly found time to go around the internet and read some of my favorite blogs. So why not get back to my childhood… errr, teenage years and them reminisce. For a change. For a change.
So I did. I’ve got to admit, I’m no great YouTube fan. But I do love hearing my favorite songs in there and watching Ole Blue Eyes, James Taylor and Jim Croce videos. So I got there… and typed in the name of my first love… Jon Bon Jovi. And so spent over an hour just watching his interview and finding myself loving him all over again.
More than the one-sided romance, however, was the great reminder of why I’m here – stressed out but trying to bust ’em stress.
It’s because I gotta work hard… because no one else is expected to look out for me or do the working for me.
Like any online service provider, I’ve gotta stay productive. There’s no room for not learning what needs to be learned. I’ve gotta manage my time well. At the same time, I gotta be able to help out others who want to become virtual assistants or the Oh!SomeAngels who need some assistance. I’ve got to master the “technical” aspects to website management. I’ve got to patiently work on on-site optimization. There has to be a few hours each week where I must write, edit and write some more.
Because if I didn’t… eeeks, I hate to think what my life would be just lazing out.
But yes, part of being productive is finding good breaks and getting re-charged. And Jon… Oh, Jon… somehow, in many ways, you inspire me to do more.
It’s not about the live performances but the quality output. It’s not just about venturing to other businesses but looking closely at possibilities it would work for me. It’s not about late nights and long hours of recording but being totally happy at what I do. It’s not about records and albums and awards that I’d never get – although I can belt out the meanest “Livin’ On A Prayer” rendition any day – but the great content I write for others. It’s not about interviews with Larry King but coming in contact with people who could help me and who I could inspire in my own way.
Ahhh, life. It’s mine and it’s for me to live and work hard for. So thanks for the lesson, Jon.